The construction of a dropped kerb for vehicle access (also known as a crossover) is governed by the Highways Act 1980 and New Roads and Street Works Act 1991. Such construction is controlled approved and licensed by Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC) as the Highway Authority.
Getting a licence
You can apply online for a licence. It costs £175. Before you complete the online form, you need to ensure you have the following information to support your application. We need all this information to process the application.
- Location plan, showing key dimensions (width of access), to a scale of 1/200.
- Plan/drawing of access if it is NOT proposed to use our standard drawing/specification.
- Plan/elevation of proposed alterations to the front boundary wall/fence/hedge (if applicable).
- A copy of the planning permission or a letter confirm that planning permission is not required
You must use a competent contractor, with Public Liability insurance cover of £5 million who is familiar with procedures and requirements of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991. You can find out more about approved contractors via the link below. If your proposed vehicle access is going to cross or affect the flow of a watercourse you will require the consent of the relevant authority. Please see this page for further details of how to apply for consent.
In certain circumstances a licence will not be granted ie if the access is at a point where visibility is restricted and it is potentially dangerous. You should apply for a licence before employing contractors to construct an access.
Further inspection will take place during construction and upon completion.
Planning permission is required to construct on A, B and C classification roads. In addition certain district councils impose further planning permission requirements so please check with them also.
Planning permission should be sought from the District Council. Any licence we issue under highways legislation is not a substitute for planning permission.
The information pack accompanying the application form contains a list of contractors approved in terms of accreditation under the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 and have public liability insurance in excess of £10 million. Other contractors may be used providing they are approved under the Act and produce the necessary insurance cover for inspection. Please call Transport for Buckinghamshire for advice.
For more information call 0845 2302882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org